DC Shoes: Supercross 2012 Recap Video

As the official footwear sponsor of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship, DC was there to take part in all the fun and capture all of the action on and off the track during the 16 race series. Check out our year in review SX video featuring DC motocross athletes Trey Canard, Malcolm Stewart, Matt Moss, Kyle Regal, Jason Anderson, Martin Davalos, Blake Wharton, and Andrew Short.

While much of the excitement happens on the track, the DC booth in the pits was a popular place to be before the races. We hosted autograph signings and at many races DC moto athletes, including Jeremy McGrath, Nate Adams, Robbie Maddison, Josh Hill and Jolene Van Vugt made special appearances, hanging out at the booth and cheering on their fellow teammates who were racing.

Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg FMX Bike Setup

Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg is riding a 2012 Honda 450 this year and he’s already made a few tweaks to it. First things first, Twitch has to make sure his ride is fresh with clean plastics and new graphics all the time. As for the rest of his mods, Twitch refers to them as tricks of the trade such as running flipped levers and he always rides a Hinson clutch. See what Twitch is riding in this Setup.

American Honda Announces New-Model Releases for 2013

American Honda Announces New-Model Releases for 2013

The 2013 model-year season really heats up this month with the announcement of several all-new Hondas along with the return of a number of off-road favorites. The power of Honda’s engineering prowess has never been more apparent.

“These exciting new models really illustrate the engineering capabilities that Honda brings to bear in all segments of the powersports market,” said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino. “The radical CRF450R is a potent, game-changing ride for those who are serious about 450-class motocross racing, the CRF250R is the next step forward from the bike that won both Supercross Lites championships in 2012, and the CRF150R race bike continues to set the pace in its class. The all-new CRF250L and CRF110F demonstrate the power of Honda engineering to offer exceptional value to consumers; the CRF250L is a very cool and capable dual-sport model with strong off-road credentials, while the introduction of the electric-start, automatic-clutch CRF110F that replaces the CRF70F represents some out-of-the-box thinking. In addition, Honda’s incredibly popular family of small-displacement recreational off-road bikes, the CRF230F, CRF150F, CRF100F, CRF80F and CRF50F, offers a perfect size for all beginners. Of course, Honda has a long history of bringing innovative ideas and great values to the market, and we’ll see that again as we release even more models later this year.”

  • CRF450R: Advancing the State of the Art in 450-Class Racing

    With the 2013 CRF450R, Honda elevates the level of performance for 450-class motocross machines. This brand-new machine features a rolling chassis fully focused on meeting the needs of today’s “scrub generation” of riders by integrating an all-new aluminum frame along with an innovative suspension package, plus a strategically engineered short dual-muffler exhaust system that tucks in closely to the center of mass. Designed from the get-go as a total package that would be eminently flickable, responsive and lightweight, every element in the 2013 CRF450R chassis has been focused on attaining a low center of gravity along with class-leading mass centralization. The new-concept KYB PSF® (Pneumatic Spring Fork) is significantly lighter and it allows incorporation of a larger, more sophisticated 32mm cartridge damper piston that resets traditional thinking for front suspension performance. That’s matched with a new single-shock Pro-Link® rear suspension, plus a revised engine that churns out an awe-inspiring hit in the low-end and midrange along with massive top-end power. There’s also a new six-spring clutch, a stouter transmission and much, much more. Bottom line: The 450 motocross machine that has become the ride of choice for many top-level AMA Pro riders now grows even stronger for 2013. To find out more about the CRF450R, go to http://powersports.honda.com/2013/CRF450R.aspx SRP: TBD; Availability: September 2012

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  • CRF250R: More Potent Than Ever

    Even with winning both Supercross Lites championships in 2012, Honda understands the never-ending need to push designs forward to stay competitive. To that end, the new CRF250R incorporates changes to its powerplant and suspension that help kick it up to the next level for 2013. Recalibrated fuel injection settings have given the CRF250R a bigger hit and more response in the low-end and midrange–this in an engine already noted for its broad powerband and an amazing, right-now power response. Superb handling has long been the calling card of the CRF250R, and now new damping circuitry front and rear plus new fork springs with a stiffer rate deliver better bump absorption, improved tracking and more precise handling through those extra-rough sections of track. In addition, new-generation Dunlop Geomax MX51 tires improve traction and feel, while the rear tire also shaves 0.9 pound of unsprung weight off the rear wheel assembly for more responsive action. Such improvements only serve to highlight the CRF250R’s well-documented championship-caliber credentials, and all this and more will help the CRF250R retain its standing as the bike to beat on tracks all around the country in 2013. To find out more about the CRF250R, go to http://powersports.honda.com/2013/CRF250R.aspx SRP: TBD; Availability: August 2012

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  • CRF250L: New Dual-Sport Ride

    With the CRF250L, Honda reintroduces the concept of a 250-class dual-sport motorcycle. This is a machine that’s more than ready to take on some serious off-road challenges without giving up street-riding accommodations. The compact and sophisticated liquid-cooled DOHC 249cc single-cylinder powerplant produces smooth and consistent torque at low rpm to aid off-road work, yet the short-stroke engine also spins up excellent high-rpm performance for the street. All through the rev range, the CRF250L pumps out a well-balanced and very capable level of power, along with excellent fuel economy. Its off-road-oriented chassis, which includes a long-travel 43mm inverted fork and single-shock Pro-Link rear suspension, make it equally at home on city streets or country trails. And with styling cues carried over from Honda’s legendary CRF® motocross bikes, the CRF250L offers the full package, whether the day calls for low-cost transportation, a weekday commute or genuine dual-sport adventure. To find out more about the CRF250L, go to http://powersports.honda.com/2013/crf250l.aspx SRP: $4,499; Availability: August 2012

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  • CRF110F: A New Approach for Fun

    Leave it to Honda to expand the notion of what a beginner bike should be. The popular CRF70F has long held a place of honor among Honda’s family of fun, entry-level off-road bikes, but now the CRF110F takes over that slot in the lineup. The CRF110F features a low seat height, modest size, and a four-speed transmission with an automatic clutch on par with the CRF70F that it replaces. The new 110cc powerplant is tuned to meet the needs of those new to riding, and with a new throttle-limiter feature it offers additional tuning options to suit a variety of riders. Also, the CRF110F gets a new, convenient electric starter. Toss in race-inspired styling evocative of the hot new CRF450R, and you have a great new option that expands the family of entry-level dirt bikes from Honda. To find out more about the CRF110F, go to http://powersports.honda.com/2013/crf110f.aspx SRP: TBD; Availability: Fall 2012

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  • CRF150R/RB: A Big Winner, Sized for Younger Racers

    Younger racers may be smaller in stature, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a giant-sized heart for racing–and winning. So for these younger racers, Honda designed the CRF150R/RB as an integral part of the CRF racing lineup. This is the full-on racing machine, with a high-output 149cc liquid-cooled four-valve four-stroke engine with exceptional torque and drivability throughout the powerband. The championship-caliber chassis includes race-tuned suspension components with plenty of travel front and rear, all set to take on the toughest tracks around. Over the years and all around the country, the CRF150R/RB has won tons of championships at the highest levels of amateur racing. And that makes it the proven choice for younger competitors who are ready to take their racing up to the next level. To find out more about the CRF150R/RB, go to http://powersports.honda.com/2013/crf150r.aspx SRP: CRF150R $4,990; CRF150RB $5,140; Availability: July 2012

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  • Family Values: CRF50F, CRF80F, CRF100F, CRF150F and CRF230F

    With the CRF110F replacing the CRF70F, the family of Honda off-road play bikes has never looked better. The automatic-clutch-equipped CRF50F is stair-stepped right below the automatic-clutch-equipped CRF110F, while the CRF80F and CRF100F are a step up with increased power, taller seat heights and manual clutches. Higher up the ladder, we have the CRF150F and CRF230F, which are just the right size to suit older beginners and experienced adult riders equally well. Together, these six progressively sized options in the family make it easy to find just the right match for beginning and advancing riders. And you can rest assured that no matter which of these six bikes fills the bill for your newbie, each one comes fully equipped with that famous Honda quality and reliability that keeps the joy in riding over the long run. All in all, the CRF family offers the perfect set of options for family fun. SRP: TBD; Availability: CRF50F – Fall 2012; CRF80F, CRF100F and CRF230F – September 2012; CRF150F – October 2012

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To find out more about Honda’s complete family of CRF motorcycles, go to http://powersports.honda.com/offroad/trail.aspx

Colorado native Eli Tomac hoping for more success at Denver motocross race

Fresh off a dominating victory in Texas, GEICO Honda rider and Colorado native Eli Tomac is full of confidence heading into the Thunder Valley National, a Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship race held this Saturday in Tomac’s mountainous back yard.

“The Lakewood track has always been good to me, I got a podium there last year,” said Tomac, a Cortez, Colo., native. “The track gets a lot of ruts and bumps in it, and our bikes are handling really well this year. That should pay off for us, especially in the corners. The rough tracks suit me really well.”

The three healthy riders on the GEICO Honda team have are in the top 10 in points after the first two races of the outdoors season. Tomac is third in the standings, one point behind Ken Roczen for second; Justin Barcia is in fourth, three points behind Tomac; and Wil Hahn is in seventh place, six points in back of Marvin Musquin.

A back-to-back champion in Supercross Lites, Barcia said he is ready for the challenge that racing in Denver’s high altitude presents.

“I can’t wait to get to there,” Barcia said. “There are a lot of big jumps on the track. It’s a fast track and I’m on the throttle a lot, so it should be a good race for me.”

The thin air does sap power from the engines, but Hahn said the team’s mechanics, especially engine guru Kristian Kibby, will have the formula for a fast bike worked out by the time the team arrives in town.

“I love Denver and I’ve always raced well there,” Hahn said. “Luckily for us Kibby and the guys have our bikes as fast as they can get at elevation, and they don’t lose much power. Kibby does a lot of homework on our EFI (electronic fuel injection) and our bikes will be the best ones there. There’ll be no excuses; we’ll be ready to hit all those big jumps and race hard.”

GEICO Honda’s fourth 250cc rider, Justin Bogle, had successful knee surgery last week and will sit out the next few races while recovering from his operation.

Practice for the Thunder Valley National gets under way at 8:30 a.m. MDT Saturday with opening ceremonies starting at 12:40 p.m. FUEL TV will air the first motos of the even live starting at 2 p.m. EDT with the NBC Sports Network airing the second motos at 11 p.m.

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